IRAN WATCH CANADA

Wednesday, October 01, 2014

HUman Rights Watch : Stop Woman’s Execution‏

For Immediate Release

 


Iran: Stop Woman’s Execution 
Legal Process Plagued With Irregularities
 
(Beirut, October 1, 2014) – Iran’s judiciary should vacate the death sentence of Reyhaneh Jabbari and ensure that she receives a fair trial, Human Rights Watch said today. She was convicted of murdering an older man in what she says was self defense. On September 29, 2014, prison authorities transferred Jabbari to a prison west of Tehran without explanation, raising fears that her execution was imminent, but then returned her to her original prison cell overnight.

Jabbari was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to death in 2009 by a Tehran criminal court for the murder of Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, a doctor and a former Intelligence Ministry employee. Later that year the Supreme Court affirmed the death sentence. Jabbari admitted stabbing Sarbandi in the neck, but says that he attempted to sexually assault her. She also said that a third person in the room may have caused Sarbandi’s death. Jabbari’s lawyers contend that the judiciary did not properly investigate the cause of death and deprived their client of a fair trial. Tehran’s prosecutor’s office had been reviewing the case.

“In light of the serious substantive and procedural questions raised in this case, and the fact that it’s still under review, officials risk being complicit in irreversible harm if they execute Jabbari,” said Joe Stork, deputy Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch. “Iran’s judiciary should immediately reverse its death sentence and allow her a fair retrial.”

Sholeh Pakravan, Jabbari’s mother, told Human Rights Watch that on September 28, 2014, prison authorities allowed her and Jabbari’s lawyer to meet with her. They met in Gharchak prison, also known as Shahr-e Rey prison, in Varamin, 55 kilometers south of Tehran. Pakravan said that a day later she learned that prison authorities had transferred her daughter to Rajai Shahr prison in Karaj, and that they planned to execute her early on September 30. Pakravan said sources inside both prisons, including employees of the prisons, informed her of her daughter’s impending execution.

Pakravan told Human Rights Watch that the Tehran prosecutor’s office had been reviewing her daughter’s case file, and that the authorities had not informed her or the lawyer that they planned to execute Jabbari. Iranian law requires judiciary authorities to inform lawyers and family members in advance of an execution.

Pakravan said she and others then traveled to Rajai Shahr prison to learn more about Jabbari’s whereabouts and condition. Official and semi-official news outlets said, however, that unnamed “informed judicial sources” denied that officials had transferred Jabbari to Rajai Shahr prison, or that they planned to execute her.

A source familiar with the case told Human Rights Watch on the morning of September 30 that Jabbari had contacted her mother a few hours earlier from Gharchak prison to tell her that she was alright, and that plans to execute her had been halted for the time being. Another informed source said that authorities presented documents to the family showing they had transferred Jabbari back to Gharchak prison on September 29.

Pakravan said that no official has informed her or her family that the execution order has been halted, and she believes her daughter’s life is still in imminent danger. Iran’s judiciary previously halted Jabbari’s execution in April 2014 to review the conviction and death sentence.

Mohamed Ali Jedari Foroughi, Jabbari’s lawyer until recently, told Human Rights Watch that during the six months he was in charge of Jabbari’s case, prison authorities only allowed him to visit her twice. He said judiciary officials prevented him from examining Jabbari’s case file while Tehran prosecutor’s office was reviewing it despite the serious questions and ambiguities about Sarbandi’s cause of death. According to other reports, officials placed Jabbari in solitary confinement immediately after her arrest for two months and denied her access to a lawyer or her family.

Under Iranian law, in murder cases, the victim’s survivors retain the right to claim retribution in kind, to pardon the alleged killer, or to accept compensation in exchange for giving up the right to claim retribution. Sarbandi’s family has refused to pardon Jabbari. In 2014, Iran’s judiciary has executed at least 500 prisoners, many of them on murder charges, according to rights groups.

Human Rights Watch has called on Iran’s judiciary to impose a moratorium on all executions in the country due to serious concerns regarding substantive and due process violations leading to Iran’s implementation of the death penalty. Human Rights Watch opposes the death penalty in all circumstances because it is an inherently irreversible, inhumane punishment.

“It is unconscionable that in addition to enduring the pain of having their daughter on death row, Jabbari’s parents must also deal with a judiciary that refuses to play by its own rules and fails to provide them with sufficient and clear information regarding her condition,” Stork said.

For more Human Rights Watch reporting on Iran, please visit:
http://www.hrw.org/middle-eastn-africa/iran

For more information, please contact:
In New York, Faraz Sanei (English, Persian): +1-310-428-0153 (mobile); or +1-212-216-1290; or saneif@hrw.org. Follow on Twitter @farazsanei
In Washington, DC, Joe Stork (English): +1-202-299-4925 (mobile); or storkj@hrw.org
In London, Rothna Begum (English): +1-212-216-1268 (mobile); or begumr@hrw.org. Follow on Twitter @Rothna_Begum

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The Judiciary of The Islamic Regime in Iran Executed An Iranian for Charges of "Religious Innovations" and " Leaving From Religion" ....


After the revolution in 1978-79, the Islamic regime in Iran was planning to export "its style of regime and revolution " and "Shia Islam" around the world , not only the leaders of the Islamic regime failed on that ,but were also unable to expand the Shia Islam among Iranian. Despite of giving away huge amount of Iranian oil revenue/ money to foreign groups and continued propagation , Iranian one by one leave Islam and join other religion particularly Zoroastrianism and christianity .
just recently Mr. Mohsen Amir Aslani an Iranian was put to death by Islamic judiciary power . The responsibility of this death remains on  Mr. Mohammad Sadegh Amoli Larijani (  Head of Judiciary Power ) and Judge Salavati.
Mr. Mohsen Amiraslani  was charged with " Innovation in religion " and " Leaving from the religion ".
Isn't this what the ISIS , Al Qaeda, Taleban and....other similar groups do ? 

According to news Mr. Amir Aslani had different interpretation of Islam which cost him his life.
in this picture Mr. Aslani's young wife and boy are attending his memorial gathering .

Leyla Amiraslani the wife of Mr. Aslani said: I believed and i believe now in Mohsen's ( My Husbands way of spiritual thinking) and i will make from my son Amir Taha another Mohsen .
Mr. Mohsen Amiraslani created and founded this religion .
In this picture Nourizad , Malaki and Narges Mohammadi members of Campaign Against Execution have visited Ms. Leyla Aslani. Look at the boy who is looking at his father's picture.


Here is the pictures of Mohammad Sadegh Amoli KLarijani and Judge Salavati:

Link:
http://melliun.org/iran/48768

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Zaniyar Moradi Iranian Political Prisoner Sentenced to Death : Everyone Must Know That I Am Innocent !

Zaniyar Moradi a 24 years old Iranian  political prisoner sentenced to death in a letter to Khodneveis website:
"I hope there comes a day that i could prove my innocence in an unbiased court and everyone will know that i am innocent.  "

Zaniyar wrote:
"I starred at the pictures , i could only recognize only my father , i could not recognize them well, but when i looked at the back of the picture it was written: your father , mother and sister " Dideh" ."
This political prisoner spoke about the being far from his family and life behind the prison bars and injustices.
It was a few days ago in the prison via post i received a letter from a relative,there was a few pictures , i starred at the pictures and was able only to recognize my father, i saw a woman whose hair was white and had a worried face and a girl was standing beside her , i was unable to recognize her well, when i saw at the back of the picture ,it was written : your father, mother and sister " Dideh".
Tears dropped from my eyes, didn't know these tears are for a mother i haven't seen her in the last six years and now her face is strange for me,  or for a sister who have grown up and is waiting her brother to come out from behind the bars , bars that are build on injustice."

IRAN WATCH CANADA: who can read these words and hold his tears.

Hassan Rohani the president of the Islamic regime in Iran released his charter for  citizen's rights, but where is his charter and his defense for Iranian citizens who are being sent to prison and sentenced for years or being executed.
Link:
https://khodnevis.org/article/60584#.VCRxdCldUVc

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Islamic Regime in Iran hanged another political Prisoner in Karaj- Rejaei Shahr prison !???!!

Earlier HRANA reported :
Reports by :Human Rights Activist News Agency - HRANA
HRANA in an urgent communique requested all human rights activists and organizations around the world to help stop the execution of Mohsen Amir Aslani Zanjani a faith based prisoner who is sentenced to death under the charges of " Insulting the Prophet Youness , doing things that are forbidden by Sharia law and....".

The regime is currently holding him in a solitary confinement cell before taking him for execution.

HARANA asked everyone to write letter to the following officials and offices:

Ayatollah Sadegh Amoli Larijani head of  judiciary power:
info@dadiran. ir
Tel: 98-21-664-07070
Mohammad Javad Larijani Head of human rights commission
info@dadgostary-tehran. ir info@humanrights-iran. ir
Fax: 98-21-339-04986

But Report was short Mr. Mohsen Amir-Aslani Zanjani is executed by regime . 

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A Social Researcher is under Extreme Pressure of the Interrogators of the Ministry of Information for Forced Video Confession!

Violation of human rights in Iran is so much that it is impossible to follow/monitor all!

According to the report, political prisoner Zahra Zehtabchi An expert on Social Science and a social researcher is in ward 209 of the Evin prison and is under extreme pressure of the agents and interrogators of the ministry of information for a forced Television confession .

Her interrogator's name is " Alavi" who is trying to force her to speak on video against the ministry of information. Ms. Zehtabchi announced, if these medieval torture continues she would go on hunger strike. Ms. Zehtabchi have spent 12 months in prison and all in solitary confinement for not agreeing to seat for a forced video confession.
Link:
http://hrdai.net/index.php?option=com_
content&view=article&id=1640:1393-07-03-08-07-02&catid=
1:2010-07-21-10-18-57&Itemid=4

More on Zahra Zehtabchi:
http://iranhr.blogspot.ca/2014/04/prisoner-record-created-zahra-zehtabchi.html
https://www.facebook.com/zahra.zehtabchi.9?viewer_id=0

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

While Media all over the world Is Covered With News about ISIS ...Human Rights Violations remains under Shadow , Thanks to ISIS and those who have Created ISIS and Control the Media...

IRAN WATCH CANADA:
ISIS.....ISIS .......ISIS  .....or ...Iran's Nuclear Talks.....or ........ Is covered all the media's front pages around the world ..But very little to none  about the world worsening human rights situation and even UN session and their reports on violation of human rights around the world.

Why the world has become so ignorant about human rights ? Is it because the people are fed up with supper powers playing double standards?
After the creation of UN and the coming of human rights charter , world public become hopeful that human rights revolution would change the world  or eliminate and at least reduce the violation of human rights , discrimination , racism , ethnic and religious conflict .........but look where we are now? Its a mess every where we look .
We Need a world wide action  or movement against violation of human rights . And for this the role of  Human Rights organizations around the world would become more harder from now on , more action must take the place of issuing letter or resolutions and protest letters . The human rights organizations around the world need new approach to the increasing violation of human rights .
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Monday, September 22, 2014

Dear Colleagues,
Bringing to your attention the impending trial of Mr Shahram Ahmadi, who will most likely be sentenced to death. Mr Shahram was arrested in 2009 and was held incommunicado for 33 months in solitary confinement. He was subjected to severe torture and ill-treatment. In 2012, he was sentenced to death on charges of Moharebeh, in a trial that lasted only five minutes. His case is currently at the appellate court and it’s certain that his death penalty will be upheld.
Mr Shahram’s younger brother, Mr Bahram Ahmadi, who was under 18 at the time of his arrest, was executed in 2012 on same charges. His body was even not handed over to his family for proper burial. Both of them were targeted for their religious activities. Mr Shahram’s father sought clemency from the Government but to no avail. The family is currently enduring tremendous pressure and plight and are in urgent need of support.
I appeal to all relevant activists and organisation to take up this case and prevent the execution of another innocent person.
Details about the case can be found in attached document, which is in Persian.

Best regards,
Mitra Pourshajari 

21 september 2014

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Iranian Dervishes on their 21 Days of Hunger Strike ..........


Islamic regime in Iran talks about Islamic human rights !!???, Their Islamic human rights does not even includes Sunni Moslems and Dervishes !!???


Saturday September 20-
According to the website of  Iran Gonabadi Dervishes (" Majzoban Noor" ) , on Saturday September 21 Iranian Dervishes including the family members of those 9 imprisoned Dervishes who are currently on hunger strike planned to gather in front of Tehran public prosecutor office in support of the demands of imprisoned Dervirshes, the security and anti riot police forces of the Islamic regime attacked and prevented their protest , as a result, the protesters were beaten by baton and more than 800 were arrested and detained . later the website released the names of 450 of those detained .


Sunday September 21-
About 300-400 Iranian Dervishes continued their protest today Sunday morning at around " Behesht Street " in support of imprisoned Dervishes and as a result 50 of these Dervishes were wounded including one  woman who's arm was broken due to police attacking and beating them with baton. According to report during the attack ,the police forces took away and or broken their mobile phones.

Link:
http://www.balatarin.com/topic/2014/9/21/1015208


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Thursday, September 18, 2014

1300 Days of House Arrest for Iranian Green Movement Leaders .........


The house arrest of Green Movement leaders in Iran , Ms. Zahra Rahnavard, Mr. Mir-Hossein Musavi and Mr. Mehdi Karoubi has reached to 1300 days and the world is silent about it .  It was on Feb . 14 , 2011 when the security forces of the Islamic regime put these three leaders under house arrest. First the security forces prevented Mehdi Karoubi's family to visit him and then they blockaded the alley where the  house of Mir Hossein Musavi was located by putting a van on its entrance.
Is this any different from Myanmar leader Aung San Suu kyi?
In 1953 Mohammad Mossadeq the prime Minister of Iran and National leader was put under house arrest after the coup by Shah and his travel and relation with outside his house was cut off and he died gradually .
Don't Keep Silence on Iranian Green Movement Leaders House Arrest , Start speaking about them with Islamic regime ! 

Link to news:
http://www.kaleme.com/1393/06/22/klm-197510/

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Remember This Criminal .........


This man Mohammad Reza Naghadi is the head of Basij organization of the Islamic regime in Iran, during the Election coup in 2009 he had direct responsibility by ordering his forces ( Basij Militias) to attack, shoot and kill the   peaceful Iranian protesters in the  green movement. He is a human rights violator and must be brought to the International Criminal Court for his role in killing and wounding thousands of Iranian people. Governments around the world with respect on human rights must not issue visa or admit him in their countries.

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Mohammad Javad Zarif the Foreign Minister of Rohani's Government in Iran : UN Human Rights Report on Iran is politically opinionated !

The Two Mohammad Javad believe there are no violation of human Rights in the Islamic Regime in Iran !
ISNA reporting:

Mohammad Javad Zarif the foreign minister of Hassan Rohani's government who is in New York have met Ban Ki Moon the head of UN on Thursday and expressed the UN General Secretaries' report is contrary to the real trend , programs and actions of the Government and called the report as politically opinionated one . He said: UN only reports about Iran and makes no report about other countries in the region, and this is not acceptable. He also said : The preparation of such reports is politically opinionated and it is a double standard.

Mohammad Javad  Zarif  the foreign minister is playing same music as Mohammad Javad Larijani the head of human rights commission of the Islamic regime in Iran .
Link:
http://www.isna.ir/fa/news/93062816345/

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Sunday, September 14, 2014

Polish Women in Support of Iranian Women to Have the Rights to Enter into the Sports Stadium !


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Weekly Prison News From Akhbar Rooz Website ...............Week 1- Sept. 14


1- Atena Farghdani the Iranian Children rights advocate is arrested .


2- Ms. Sousan Tabiyanian the Bahai resident of the city of Semnan is sentenced to one year imprisonment by the court of revolution.

3-The judiciary system of the Islamic regime in Hormozgan province sentenced Mr. Badie Hosein- Panahi an Iranian Kurdish activist to seven years imprisonment. Mr. Hosein -Panahi is from the town of Dehgalan in Kurdistan. He is the cousin of Anvar Hosein -Panahi the well known Kurdish civil rights activist.


4-Islamic regime have started New round of pressure in recent months on political prison in Kurdish provinces including  Sanandaj prison. These pressure are banning services like phone line, beating and injuring , hurting..... and removal of medical services .....

5- Mehdi Mahmoudian journalist and member of  Mosharekat party after ending his prison sentence in Rejaei Shahr prison was beaten first and then released in the street by prison guards.

6- Imprisoned Reza Shahabi the Iranian labor leader and a syndicalist of Tehran Bus Drivers known as Sherkat Vahed went under yet another heavy back surgery . His back injuries was as a result of beating caused during his arrest and transfer to prison by security forces.

7- Security forces of the Islamic regime in Isfahan city have arrested four newly converted persons( from Moslem to Christianity ) and they were transferred to a security prison. These converted persons are:
Hamid reza Borhani and his wife Zeinab Akbari ,
Ms Molouk Rohani
The last persons name is " Sepideh " ,her identity is still unknown.

8- Mr. mohammad Jarahi a worker who is currently in Tabriz prison need special medial care but prison officials denying him the right  to proper medical care.

9- Seven Iranian human rights organizations in Sweden decided to honor Mr. Abdolkarim Lahiji the Iranian human rights defender  and lawyer- for his 50 years life long defending human rights in Iran   and Ms. Mehrangeez Kar the Iranian lawyer and human rights advocate for her role in defending human rights in Iran.

Link:
http://www.akhbar-rooz.com/


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